I am a meteorology professor at Suffolk County Community College and have been teaching for 22 years (four of those at Penn State University).

The science is clear to me and to most experts in the various fields associated with climate science: Humans are causing most of the observed global warming in the past several decades and, if we continue emitting GHGs under a “business as usual” scenario, it will become increasingly difficult and costly to adapt to the changes that are likely to occur.

As a parent of two small children, I do not wish to see them nor their children grow up in a world where billions of people may suffer due to the ignorance of those before them. After reading Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum’s book Unscientific America it dawned on me that the message from the scientific experts was not reaching the masses. It has become a central mission in my life to bring the science from the journals into the hands of the general public. For this reason, I am working with Drs. John Abraham and Ray Weymann to lead the Climate Science Rapid Response Team. The CSRRT is a match-making service between top scientists and members of the media and office holders and their staffs from various levels of government.

In case you are wondering: My salary is 100% from teaching duties and I have no climate-related grants. I am a registered Independent. I never voted for Al Gore.

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